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The tentacles of progress : technology transfer in the age of imperialism, 1850-1940

Author: Daniel R Headrick
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
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This study analyzes why a massive transfer of Western technology to European colonies between 1850 and 1940 did not create an industrial revolution in those countries. It argues that the transfer of  Read more...

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Headrick, Daniel R.
Tentacles of progress.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(DLC) 87005617
(OCoLC)15283176
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Headrick
ISBN: 9780198021780 019802178X 1601296738 9781601296733
OCLC Number: 646383193
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 405 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Imperialism, technology, and tropical economies --
Ships and shipping --
The railways of India --
The imperial telecommunications networks --
Cities, sanitation, and segregation --
Hydraulic imperialism in India and Egypt --
Economic botany and tropical plantations --
Mining and metallurgy --
Technical education --
Experts and enterprises --
Technology transfer and colonial politics.
Responsibility: Daniel R. Headrick.
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